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Research Analyst

The Political Department provides union members with opportunities to make their voices heard in the political arena, informs members about candidates' positions on important working family issues, and conducts nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities.

The Research Analyst conducts analysis of political data and reports on actionable intelligence from this analysis, and creates products that improve the efficiency of the AFL-CIO's political operation, such as statistical models of supportive voters or relevant targeting information.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Statistical analysis of political data sets including voter files & survey data;
• Construction and implementation of predictive models using statistical techniques;
• Administration & analysis of live and automated survey research;
• Management of large data sets from various sources;
• Data acquisition, through web scraping and data entry;
• Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• B.A. or B.S. in relevant field preferred;
• At least 1-2 years relevant work experience and demonstrated success in relevant areas;
• Excellent written and verbal skills;
• Experience with a statistical analysis package, R preferred. STATA or similar also valuable;
• Strong familiarity with basic data management concepts, such as SQL queries and database design;
• Demonstrated working knowledge of statistics, such as experimental design, survey methodology, or predictive modeling;
• Familiarity with political data, such as voter files, polling datasets, Census data, and election results;
• Strong computer skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and proficiency with web based research;
• Familiarity with UNIX or LINUX valuable;
• Knowledge of the workings of the labor movement and its structure;
• Demonstrated ability to work well within a team;
• Demonstrated interest in politics, elections, and the practice of campaigning;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
• Willingness to work long hours and weekends.

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